Team GB paddler Bradley Forbes-Cryans fails to medal in the men’s K1 canoe slalom final as Jiri Prskavec takes gold in Tokyo
Britain’s Bradley Forbes-Cryans has missed out on a medal in the final of the K1 canoe slalom in Tokyo.
Forbes-Cryans qualified for the final of the K1 canoe slalom in fifth place, with an outside shot of usurping favourite Jiri Prskavec to gold.
The Scot was the sixth competitor to take to the water, with Germany’s Hannes Aigner leading with a time of 97.11 seconds.
Bradley Forbes-Cryans missed out on a medal in the men’s K1 canoe final in Tokyo on Friday
The Scot made a costly error at the fifth gate that left him well off the pace in the men’s final
However, Forbes-Cryans made a costly error on the fifth gate, being taken off course by the strong current as the 26-year-old desperately tried to get his charge back on track.
A two-second penalty picked up later on the course saw the World No. 16 cross the line with a time of 100.58 seconds, putting him in provisional bronze medal position.
Forbes-Cryans swiftly lost his position after Slovakia’s Jakub Grigar clocked in with a time of 94.85secs, putting him at the top of the leaderboard.
Czech Republic’s Jiri Prskavec went onto take gold with an outstanding run in the final
Prskavec was the last competitor to take to the course, looking to better his bronze medal won in Rio. The Czech stormed to gold with a rapid run of 91.63secs.
Team GB has won one medal in canoeing in Tokyo this summer, with Mallory Franklin taking silver in the women’s C1 slalom on Thursday.
More to follow.